Locals Aim To Save The Ridgewood Theatre
From The Gothamist via THS Founding Member Biff Buttler of NYC
Last we checked, the Ridgewood Theatre in Queens had its facade landmarked, and the former owners were seeking partners to help them get the space operational again. The fate of the 17,000-square-foot space—which first opened in 1916 and is the longest-running movie house in the nation—is still uncertain, however. Everything from a retail outlet to condos have been proposed, but now a group is banding together to make sure the historic building doesn’t become a typical Myrtle Avenue storefront . . .
Full story , more pics here http://gothamist.com/2010/11/17/locals_aim_to_get_ridgewood_theatre.php